Tips for Growing Hydrangeas

Most hydrangeas grow in shade, but there are a few varieties which prefer the sunny spots.
It is advised to give hydrangeas morning sun and light afternoon shade. The soil has to be well drained and do not forget to add organic material before the planting time.
Plant your hydrangeas in early summer or late fall, but do not plant them deeply. Although hydrangeas prefer shady spots, it is not recommended to plant them under a tree.

Hydrangeas are fascinating, especially when they change color on their own. If you intend to change a pink hydrangea into a blue one, you need to add aluminium to the soil.
It is more difficult to change a hydrangea from blue to pink. For this you will need to subtract aluminium from the soil.

A few varieties:
• Hydrangea paniculata “Bombshell” grows 3 feet tall
• Hydrangea paniculata “Limelight” grows 8 feet tall
• Hydrangea paniculata “Grandiflora” grows 20 feet tall
• Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea paniculata “Renhy” grows 7 feet tall
• Hydrangea arborescens “Annabelle” grows 5 feet tall
• Hydrangea arborescens “White Dome” grows 6 feet tall
• Hydrangea quercifolia “Alice” grows 10 feet tall
• Hydrangea quercifolia “Little Honey” grows 4 feet tall
• Hydrangea quercifolia “Snowflake” grows 8 feet tall
• Hydrangea quercifolia “Vaughn’s Lillie” grows 4 feet tall

Hydrangea2Hydrangeas are easy to grow also on a balcony. The only disadvantage is that they need to be watered every day and that they need to be transplanted after approximately 2 years.

VanillaVanilla Strawberry Hydrangea paniculata “Renhy” is a sun loving hydrangea

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